Trying to photograph one’s own hands is a challenge unto itself, especially when one’s gloves are still slightly damp.
I can’t say these are the best things ever; I had to rush through them and it shows—they would’ve been amazing with a bit more planning. As it is they’re certainly serviceable (and soft! holy cow are they soft), and a great learning experience on 1) how to knit gloves and 2) why I shouldn’t procrastinate.
So, Things I Learned While Knitting These Gloves:
1. Fingers take longer to knit than I think they will.
1a. Thus, gloves are not, in fact, faster than socks.
2. Using a provisional cast on every time I needed to cast on at finger joins and pick up stitches in that area later was brilliant, and a trick that I will definitely use again.
2a. This trick tends to pull said joins up higher than they would normally sit otherwise, so I should knit the hand shorter and the fingers longer accordingly, next time.
2b. I have really small hands and really long fingers. (I’ve been told this for years, but it’s finally managed to sink in.
3. I have some (comparatively) tiny wrists that come to their narrowest just before my hand starts widening.
3a. I should, therefore, decrease at that point just a smidge to prevent a bunch of floppy fabric from bunching there.
4. Dude, if you’re doing something on a deadline, and that deadline is fast approaching, you literally cannot do it later. There is no room for deferring.
4a. That didn’t stop me from procrastinating at every turn and even taking entire days off in the middle of the Ravelympics to work on other things, or sometimes even do nothing at all.
Pattern: my own (and by that I mean I winged it, not that I actually wrote a pattern)
Yarn: my own (seriously, you guys. These are so, so soft.)
Needles: US3/3.25mm Addi Turbos
On Ravelry here.
Kitty is unimpressed. But what else is new?